Saturday, 6 February 2010

A walk with Cloud

When we got home after lunch I decided to take Cloud for a walk and get my exercise for the day. We went a slightly different route again and this time cut through one estate to get into another. One of the paths between roads goes through this little wooded area. It's really pretty and I love seeing it in different seasons. At the bottom of these steps is this little pond.
The sun was reflected in the water, as well as the trees.
We eventually came out in the High Street where, looking left, you can see some of the Tudor buildings. I love that we have such old buildings in the town.
Turning right we walked past Daisy Chain florists, who are getting ready for Valentines Day.
Past Sackville College. I love this building and it's history. Robert Sackville, Earl of Dorset, left money to build an almshouse and to this day it still provides accommodation for elderly people. It recently celebrated it's 400th anniversary.
We then carried on along this road, out of town and back to our house. That was my 30 minutes of exercise for the day. It wasn't too cold - the temperature got up to around 8C and was quite pleasant. Ready for a cup of tea now.
Hope you're enjoying your afternoon too.

Lunch at The Broadway (again) ;o)

After having lunch at The Broadway last week, Emily and I decided to go down and watch Jon play pool and have lunch again. Emily was very impressed with the food last week
Giving me "the look"
My nephew Kyle and his girlfriend, Emma also go and play pool at the weekends - as well as Jon's brother Mike. Unfortunately the colour in the photo above was pretty rubbish (my fault - didn't change my white balance setting!) so I converted it to black and white instead.
Hats off to Emma who joins in with playing, not something I've attempted since the time I nearly tore the felt and they suggested I stop playing ;) (admittedly that was before I got married but I've never tried again since).
Jon taking his turn (with Mike in the background)
Time for a break when the food arrived. Yes, I did have a burger and chips - ate the burger (minus the breadroll), the salad and half the chips. The salad is lovely and fresh and very tasty.
While the others were playing I was looking out the window into the street when Kyle pointed out this chap up on the roof. The fact that he was up on the roof wasn't so remarkable but what was pretty scarey was the way he had got there! If you click on the photo you should be able to make out that he had literally tied two ladders together and got them to stay up by tying them somehow through the window! Not sure what Health and Safety would have to say about this set up!!